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Notre Dame Fighting Irish suspend WR DaVaris Daniels

Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (right) breaks the tackle of Rutgers Scarlet Knights defender Nadir Barnwell (left) during the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aristide Economopoulos/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have suspended wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, according to Matt Fortuna of

Davis will be suspended for the entire spring semester because of an academic issues, Daniels told Fortuna in a statement.

“I understand that attending the University of Notre Dame is a privilege and with that comes a certain level of academic responsibility,” Daniels said. “Therefore, I will not be attending Notre Dame in the spring semester but fully expect to re-enroll in the summer semester to earn my degree and continue playing football for the Irish.”

Daniels was a big get for the Irish in the class of 2011 and appeared ready to develop into the Irish’s top wide receiver in 2014.

In his freshman year in 2012, Daniels caught 31 passes for 490 yards, but did not score a touchdown.

During his sophomore year in 2013, the 6’2, 203 lb. Daniels showed that he could be on the way to becoming a star. Daniels had 49 receptions for 725 yards and seven touchdowns.

With Everett Golson returning from his own academic issues, the Irish passing game could show improvement in 2014, but they will need Daniels to do so.

Topics: Brian Kelly, DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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